Amidst debates on progressive social policies, the enduring importance of traditional family values for stability and prosperity has become increasingly evident.
Rural communities unable to participate in supply chain to Europe risk being left behind
The EU needs to play a more active role in Central Asia with regard to both energy security and connectivity
The energy disruption can be eased if the EU opts for a common-sense approach
Forced labour and child labour not only is a moral outrage but also an illegitimate economic activity that undercuts products produced fairly in Europe.
After a decade of negotiations, citizens must now secure Montenegro’s path to EU membership
Foreign policy planning has never been the strong asset of the European Union
Luigi Di Maio’s candidacy irks key countries across the EU and the Gulf
The U.K.’s current political and economic turmoil offers a model that no one on the continent would wish to follow right now – but its Due Diligence system, introduced in 2021, should be studied very closely
As a result of the war in Ukraine, Europe, and the world, are facing unprecedented inflationary surges, cost of living and food security crises.
How CamBuildr works to give campaigners new tools for engaging with voters
Vulnerable nations face uncertain futures and complex allegiances in the face of a changing world order
Europe’s approach to the climate crisis has some fatal – and proven – flaws
At times of humanitarian crisis, small measures can solve complicated problems
Tearing down statues is just one manifestation of a direct attack on our values, institutions and shared history
The euro may have fallen short of its objectives, but on its 20th birthday its survival inspires calls for further European integration
The Malaysian palm oil industry is one of many making strides towards stamping out forced and trafficked labour
Biden’s executive order to reshape the supply chain might foster improved transatlantic trade relations with the European Union
There may be dissent within the EU – but key changes and a new mindset can yet win the day
Hungary’s opposition seems united around little more than its dislike of the PM and his Fidesz party. Will that be enough to beat him in April’s elections?
György Hölvényi MEP reveals his expectations for a new partnership deal between the European Union and the African Union
The future’s bright for startups – especially if the UK and EU can work together and rise to global challenges
Why the transatlantic Trade and Technology Council will play a key role in the future of AI
Palm oil has long been vilified for its unsustainability – but Malaysia’s palm oil minister Zuraida Kamaruddin thinks the industry can, and should, be saved
Progress in technology has made it easier for investors to perceive the risks – and rewards – of the financial markets
True strategic autonomy will do much to strengthen the global economy for the EU and its allies
Agricultural inputs and technology can and should be a core part of delivering sustainable development in African agriculture
Daniel Korski, CEO and co-founder of PUBLIC, is closing the gap between technology and government
Modern technologies could make the world a better place – or they could do the exact opposite
To fight the immigration crisis, the EU must take a firm stance on human rights in Nigeria
The United Kingdom will soon feel a chillier wind blowing from the new Scholz-led government in Berlin
Péter Márki-Zay is an independent politician running to become prime minister. He stormed through the second round of primaries, but what are his chances of winning against Viktor Orbán this spring?
Many thought the EU was too technocratic to embrace the wave of wokeness washing over the West. They may have been proved wrong
Why Aukus makes a whole lot of sense for America’s security and defence in the long term
Gérard Pogorel speaks to Thomas Dünser, the man who led Liechtenstein’s pioneering Blockchain Act, on how he is shaping a brave new financial world
The EU’s ongoing energy crisis reveals how little its green transition has progressed
As they stand, the EU’s trading standards are an obstacle to the continent’s economic success
With the right ingredients, gastrodiplomacy in Brussels is proving to be the ideal conversation starter for ministers within and beyond the EU
Europe took a decidedly neoliberal shift thirty years ago, but centre-left moderates still view the union as a beacon of progressivism
Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU’s youngest commissioner speaks to Ben Goldsmith, chair of the Conservative Environment Network, about Cop26, collective responsibility and blue carbon
If you follow European politics and haven’t yet come across “strategic autonomy”, you’re not following closely enough
Maldivian diplomat Jeffrey Salim Waheed calls on Cop26 to enshrine the need for a human rights-based approach to tackling the climate emergency
The energy and climate crises are hitting Europe hard. Here’s how to fix them both
The right-wing ‘intellectuel’ is fast becoming Emmanuel Macron’s worst nightmare
The collapse of traditional governing parties across Europe has benefited radical and populist rivals – but this is not the case in Germany
Norway’s stonewalling on deforestation incentive payments to Indonesia undermines future rich-poor cooperation on climate change
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel explains how the New European Bauhaus is fronting the next wave of cultural innovation
Why is a new European initiative drawing inspiration from a century-old German art school movement?
Europe is leading the way in promoting a quick phasing out of coal and bridging natural resources like gas
Instead of laying the ground for the future, Merkel’s politics has been administering for today based on the successes of yesterday: a ‘Jamaica’ coalition could change the country’s future.
If the EU wants to remain a global powerhouse undwarfed by China, it should aid Afghanistan’s economic integration with its nearer neighbours.
The bloc must find a delicate balance between adequate social support whilst encouraging individual responsibility
Updating its policies on security and militarisation could dramatically improve the EU’s image – both internally and externally, says Katalin Cseh MEP.
For the EU, shirking its responsibilities regarding Afghan refugees and failing to engage with the Taliban will only reduce the bloc’s status on the global stage.
Europe’s digital strategy must harness innovation, maximise personal freedom and protect against new threats, writes Francesco Cappelletti of the European Liberal Forum.
Antonios Nestoras, ELF Policy and Research Coordinator, outlines a progressive plan to protect two crucial pillars of the EU from possible challenges.
Nicu Ștefănuță MEP argues that to build a sustainable future, Europe must work together and aim beyond its current goals.
Introducing the first chapter of the 2021 Liberal White Book, Hilde Vautmans MEP sets out the key reforms that would revive the EU’s institutional framework.
Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director of the European Liberal Forum, argues for a concrete European roadmap for action addressing all the complexities of modern challenges facing the continent.
It’s been a long time coming, and now it’s official. Dubbed as a new Cold War, the US-China confrontation in the Pacific has now cut across the Atlantic into the NATO Summit Declaration. Yet, in a re-emerging bipolarity, Europe may this time choose to play the role of a third pole of power, writes Dr Antonios Nestoras.
The European Commission claims that the Digital Services Act (DSA) will deliver much-needed harmonisation and clarity of regulation. In fact, it introduces new risks and costs on businesses without adequate justification. If the European Commission aims to improve the competitiveness of Europe’s digital economy and to safeguard the interests of European consumers, its proposals must be significantly amended.
At the Geneva Summit, the American President ignored warnings not to shake his Russian counterpart’s hand. In doing so, he reflected a wider trend in which the West shuts its eyes to Russian aggressions, blocking out decades of sound advice coming from Eastern and Central Europe.
The G7 agreement on the minimum tax of 15 percent is a small step, but it is not yet clear in which direction.
Why the EU needs a change of policy approach to avoid Morocco becoming another uncooperative player in the region, which could be just as devastating as when the West lost Turkey
How politicians and videoconferencing have made the world smaller
The Commission’s three-pronged plans for a new Europe have returned from hibernation – and are a sleepwalk into bad policy
The following months are a make-or-break window of opportunity for the EU to accelerate Nicolás Maduro’s demise and a democratic restoration in the country, argues a new report.
It yet remains to be seen if the vaccine will deliver the promise of a return to normal life, with no new waves of infections.
The combination of Macron’s new-found popularity on the right, the apathetic support for him from the centre, and Le Pen’s tainted brand, may save him in next year’s election
Any move towards closer economic cooperation between the European Union and China must be put on pause until the situation in Xinjiang is entirely remedied
The future European legislative framework needs to be technologically open and define very clear rules, avoiding unnecessary red tape.
The trip was supposed to reignite the spark of a relationship between the EU and Turkey – a relationship that has been strained over the last few years.
The pandemic has proved a turning point for China’s foreign policy and public relations. Brussels should reciprocate.
From digital policy to transport, the EU’s overly prescriptive approach to risk is unwise and costly.
Politicians across the bloc ought to remember the films and series they enjoyed during lockdown – and support their continental producers.
If it is not possible to renew transatlantic vows under Biden, chances are that it will not happen under his successor either.
The upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe must avoid becoming a mere publicity stunt, when the bloc needs drastic change.